If you are not among the 40 or so folks headed westward (or eastward, for some folks!) to Pittsburgh this weekend, then I pity you. Not because you won't have a chance to party with some of the coolest cats this side of the baseballblogosphere, but rather, because you'll suffer from an inundation of #HEIST-talk around these parts.
Tomorrow night at 7PM, the Walkoff Walk Field Trip will land at PNC Park for the second annual #HEIST. We'll be making everyone else in Section 103, rows P, Q, and R feel just a bit uncomfortable with our eloquent conversation style. But then they'll warm to our antics and hopefully join us in a chant for shrimp if the game is tied up late. (remember: we were one batter away from a walkoff walk last year)
So if you can't make it, please follow the #HEIST hashtag on Twitter and hopefully, the attendees will post some fun photos and videos of the big weekend. Some folks are already on a plane heading to the 'Burgh while others have driven cross-country from Los Angeles just to attend! Seriously, it's that much fun. We've got folks coming from at least twelve different states (plus D.C.) and from at least one foreign country.
If you live in Pittsburgh and, for some reason, neglected to join in on the #HEIST ticket bonanza, please join us for our pregame party at Finnigans Wake bar at 4PM to drink some I.C. Light and watch some Yankees-Red Sox action. You'll know us by the catshirts.